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Morning Coffee Talk~ 40/365

Good Morning,

We were treated yesterday to a beautiful tradition of Dukhoon where incense was burnt on our arrival and several times throughout the day during our visit and the midkhan or incense burner was passed around to allow us to incense our hair and clothing following the example of our hostess.

Dukhoon has a very long tradition in the Arabic culture of being used in religious ceremonies as well as social events and it’s use is reputed to heal, repel bad spirits, enhance smells and increase creativity and motivation.

There is something quite haunting about witnessing and being part of this tradition and obviously I go back home tomorrow with a variety of oud and incense to burn in my home and keep this tradition alive.

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Morning Coffee Talk~ 32/365

Fireworks over Louvre Abu Dhabi

Good Morning, and Happy New Year!

We are here, it’s 2022 and we walk into this year with hope, excitement and wistfulness.

Fires were sent into the skies around the world symbolizing the erasure of what no longer fits and welcoming what wants to happen now.

I wish for the balance to tip towards health, sanity, happiness and a purposeful future.